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    I'm trying to link to an exe file which is NOT in the same directory as the projector file.

    I've tried ...

    on (release) {
    fscommand ("exec", "/software/star/setup.exe");
    }

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    lol.. well I see a lot of problems.. one would be... if it's a projector on your HD.. why are you using /? instead of \? This is a problem in many cases. If this does not fix it.. then I will define the correct path, let me know.

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    Paradoxz

    Thanks for your reply.

    The projector is on a CD. Does this make any difference in terms of the pathname?

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    I couldnt seem to get that to work either, so I just settled to put it all under the same directory, I am using an .exe to open an external .pdf file with works great from my Hard Drive, however, once I have burnt it to CD, the .exe files do not want to execute at all, even if I double click on them, any ideas???

    This is what I have been using.....


    on (release) {
    fscommand ("exec", "paper_01.exe");
    }


    chaps..

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    woah, now that is weird.. so you copy exe's to a CD (exe's that work great on your HD) and then they dont work once on CD? At all? Compare the byte sizes, see if they match up.. most likely just a bad burn, or two

    Also, the path for directorys isn't c:\ bla bla bla...
    here is an example of what command lines have to look like in Flash:
    "%ORG%\\NOTEPAD.EXE %ORG%\\README.TXT"

    -Prostorm Designs

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    Paradoxz

    Following on from from your last post, does this mean that :


    on (release) {
    fscommand ("exec", "\software\star\setup.exe");
    }


    should look like this:

    on (release) {
    fscommand ("exec", "%software%\\%star%\\setup.exe");
    }




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    this will boggle your mind

    Here is what I mean EXACTLY

    Note: (\\) is needed where you expected only a single backslash (\). This is necessary in Flash 5 because the backslash character is used to escape characters in strings. See About Data Types (p.43) in the Action Script Reference Manual for details.

    This means: Use two backslashes

    c:\\joe\\bob\\took\\a\\shower\\thankgod.exe

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    If you get desperate, take a look at these examples. One works with a PDF that's been compiled into the EXE and the other works with an external PDF file. Both examples will work from a CD or hard drive without any changes.

    http://www.northcode.com/cgi-bin/dlo...s/internal.zip
    http://www.northcode.com/cgi-bin/dlo...s/external.zip

    You can also use SWF Studio (www.northcode.com) to make sure that the PDF extension is registered before you try to open a PDF file. You could then pop up a wanring or automatically start the Acrobat Reader setup from your CD.


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    For an quick an easier solution try

    *********** JTools - JStart

    JStart can enhance the powers of the Exec command to it's full potential allowing the executions of program, parameters, the opening of files with their default editors or programs. This opens up many opportunities into the operations you can control by the Flash file.

    You can launch any file and it will open up in the program which the user has associated with that file. This means that you won't have to distribute the program as well. As with all JTools, JStart is a very small program and you will only ever have to distribute one copy of it as it runs on the parameters the projector file sends it.

    JStart can run almost any file such as:

    Avi's, PDF, Doc, Bitmaps, Tiffs, JPEG's, MP3, HTML

    http://jtools.***********.com


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    SWF Studio ** Jester..

    Ummmmm, go with SWF Studio, if the real thing's anything like the trial, you'll be amazed! And well, not to bash, Jester isn't that impressive.

    -Prostorm Designs

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